Thursday, June 03, 2010

Conversation About Nonpartisan Elections for NYC Grows

NYC CHARTER REVISION
Drive For Nonpartisan Voting Confronts '03 Failure (By Jarrett Murphy, City Limits) "This is a civil rights issue," Independence Party activist Bryan Puertas said after the hearing, comparing the plight of independent voters to blacks who were barred from white lunch counters in the Jim Crow south. Kresky compared the move toward nonpartisan elections to the historical shifts that gave blacks and women the vote.

Mayor Bloomberg readies for fight to make elections nonpartisan after failing to do so in 2003
(BY ERIN EINHORN, KATHLEEN LUCADAMO AND ADAM LISBERG
DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU)  At a raucous meeting at Lehman College in the Bronx last night, legal experts sparred over whether nonpartisan elections would hide candidates' beliefs from voters.


Local Elected Officials Rally Against Nonpartisan Elections (By: Grace Rauh, NY1-Bronx)

Democrats Hold Pre-emptive Press Conference Against Nonpartisan Elections (By Michael Gonda, NY Observer)

Will Nonpartisan Elections Make for Dumber Voters? (Wall Street Journal)

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